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Erin M. Riley

Erin Riley’s tapestries, woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, are a series of pieces inspired by the images produced by the internet generation. The series is a product of her research into the symptoms and results of various themes, including addiction and single-parent households. Drawn to images of self-discovery, experimentation, regression, development, her works depict a generation of excess and confusion. Erin Riley received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she currently lives.

Past shows

Forgotten in a file” – April 2012

” Nothing to Say “ curated group show – January 2011

” November show “ AJ Fosik, Ben Venom, Erin Riley – November 2010

EDUCATION
2009 MFA: Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Jacquard Workshop with Louise Lemieux Bérubé; Introduction to Jacquard Weaving:
Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, QC
2007 BFA: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Forthcoming Erin M Riley, Galerie Pecka, Prague, Czech Republic
Erin M Riley, The End is Near Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Forgotten in a File, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Erin M Riley, 2012 Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Jailbait, Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Graphic, Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT
Erin M Riley Featured Artist, Store at The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Erin M Riley: New Works, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Daddy Issues, Helene Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VA
How’s my driving?, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
After, Featured Artist, ARTillery Ohio, Columbus, OH
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 PRB, EMR, JAT, Extension Gallery, Orchard Skateshop, Boston, MA
Cat Exhibition, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Night in the Box, MassArt Graduate Auction, Somerville, MA
Second Self, Lux/Eros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Where My Cones At?, Double Break Gallery, San Diego, CA
Blank Land – Oh Nancy, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2012 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
23rd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Tropico Post-Apocalyptic, Extra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Recalibrations, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Optical Fiber, Space 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Woven Stories: Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestries, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Oye Chica!, The Mission Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL
(re)Consider, The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA
Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for the Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2010 The Big Country, Wassaic Project Fall Exhibition, Millerton, NYErin M Riley
Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, juried, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Re-invent, Re-interpret, Re-make, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC Australia
Resident Artist Summer Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2010 Faculty Exhibition, Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
AWARDS
2012 Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2011 Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residence Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT
Kittredge Foundation Grant Recipient, Cambridge, MA
2010 LEAP Award Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

RESIDENCIES
2012 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2010 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012 Lotto Magazin. Places and Locations Issue, English/German, July 2012: 315-321. Print.Erin M Riley

The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook by Visnja Popovic and Owyn Ruck, Quarry Books, Beverly,
MA. May 2012: 161. Print.
2011 O’Toole, Meighan, “ Fishbowl.” Foam Magazine August/September 2011: 36. Print.
Levine, Faythe. “Caught in the Web.” Fiberarts Magazine 22 March 2011: 32 – 33. Print.
2010 Pardi, Lou. “Re-Invent Re-Interpret Re-Make.” Beat Magazine 4 August 2010: 31. Print.
1000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts and Wearables by Sandra Salamony and
Gina M. Brown, Quarry Books, Beverly, MA. May 2010. Print.
2009 New American Painting, no. 81, juror George Kinghorn, April 2009: 128-131. Print.
2008 “Weekly Update – New Galleries in Town!” by Roberta Fallon, Artblog, Wednesday, 11/19/08
“2008 Student Showcase.” Fiberarts Magazine November/December 2008: 45. Print.

ARTIST LECTURES
2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE
January Art Talk, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2011 Visiting Artist Critique, UNCC Fibers Department, Charlotte, NC
Artist Talk: Artistic Freedom, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA
Weaving Demo, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA
2010 Visiting Artist Talk, Senior Seminar, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Artist Talk, Freshman Foundation and Art Therapy Classes, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA